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Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1798

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. County Named, 1798 Marker
Inscription.  For the Ohio River, originally its northern boundary. From this territory has been formed Butler, Grayson, Daviess, Hancock, McLean Counties. Two settlements were Hartford Station, about 1785, and Barnett's Station, founded by Col. Joseph Barnett in 1790. The first Ohio County Court organized, 1799. Christopher Greenup was its Circuit Judge, 1803. Ky. Governor, 1804-08.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1144.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 27.034′ N, 86° 54.492′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 231) just north of Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Ohio County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Main Street, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
County Named, 1798 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. County Named, 1798 Marker
marker. Courthouse Burned (a few steps from this marker); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fort Hartford (a few steps from this marker); First Public Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnett's Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Parks Bland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Famous Kentucky Artist (about 400 feet away); Rev. William Downs (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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